The many faces of St. Francis from the Basilica

Psalm 27

Dominus illuminatio


  • The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom then shall I fear? *
    the LORD is the strength of my life;
    of whom then shall I be afraid?
  • When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
    it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who
    stumbled and fell.
  • Though an army should encamp against me, *
    yet my heart shall not be afraid;
  • And though war should rise up against me, *
    yet will I put my trust in him.
  • One thing have I asked of the LORD;
    one thing I seek; *
    that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
    of my life;
  • To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *
    and to seek him in his temple.
  • For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe
    in his shelter; *
    he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
    and set me high upon a rock.
  • Even now he lifts up my head *
    above my enemies round about me.
  • Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation
    with sounds of great gladness; *
    I will sing and make music to the LORD.
  • Hearken to my voice, O LORD, when I call; *
    have mercy on me and answer me.
  • You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
    Your face, LORD, will I seek.
  • Hide not your face from me, *
    nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
  • You have been my helper;
    cast me not away; *
    do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
  • Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
    the LORD will sustain me.
  • Show me your way, O LORD; *
    lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
  • Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
    for false witnesses have risen up against me,
    and also those who speak malice.
  • What if I had not believed
    that I should see the goodness of the LORD *
    in the land of the living!
  • O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure;
    be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
    wait patiently for the LORD.

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